We support the rebuilding of relationships, cultural understanding and respect, and a country torn apart by decades of war, sanctions, and occupation. We focus on the arts, cultural and professional exchange, and humanitarian projects.
We are Iraqis and Americans, veterans and refugees, peace activists and artists, students and professionals, and many others united by our work for reconciliation.
The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) was established in July of 2007.
The mission of the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project is to promote reconciliation between the people of the United States and Iraq in response to the devastation that has affected Iraqi families, society, and culture. IARP recognizes the common humanity of the people of Iraq and the people of the United States.
Create bridges of communication, understanding and support between Americans and Iraqis that lead to the development of friendships across cultures, expanded understanding of one another, and tangible acts for rebuilding Iraq.
Partner with organizations and individuals in Iraq to provide opportunities for Americans to directly support the basic needs of Iraqis through humanitarian projects.
Facilitate the sharing of expertise and build friendship among Iraqi and American professionals, particularly in the academic, medical, commercial, and civil affairs sectors.
Use the arts to share the cultures and ideas of the peoples of Iraq and America.
The Iraqi Art Project brings Iraqi art to the United States and presents Iraqi and American visual art, film, book art, theater, lectures, and panel discussions to further dialogue around Iraqi culture, the war and occupation, healing and reconciliation, and the two country’s shared future.
People to People facilitates cultural, language, personal and professional exchanges in both Minnesota and Iraq.
Humanitarian Projects for Peace provides relief to Iraqis in the form of water, sanitation projects, and other humanitarian offerings.
Check out the impact of what you and we can do together here.
Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project is a GuideStar Exchange Gold Participant.